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Ontario task force to tackle abuse in nursing homes

The Star, Toronto

Ontario nursing homes and seniors advocates have created a task force to stop abuse in their facilities after a Star investigation found vulnerable residents are beaten, neglected and even raped by staff. They came up with a plan after being summoned to an emergency meeting on Friday with Health minister Deb Matthews who demanded changes to nursing home practices in response to the Star investigation. Matthews said the task force will bring together residents, families, staff owners and advocates to create a “real cultural change”.

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